ANCYL prepares for elective congress

2011-02-18 20:42

Johannesburg - Preparations are underway for the ANC Youth League's elective conference in June, the league said on Friday.

The league's national executive committee would visit provinces and regions to "take members through" processes and requirements for delegates to attend the conference, said ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu in a statement.

The Mail and Guardian on Friday reported that nominations for the congress were officially opened this week.

The report said ANCYL Gauteng chairperson, Lebogang Maile's campaign to challenge ANCYL president Julius Malema for the presidency was endorsed by senior ANC leaders, including President Jacob Zuma.

Shivambu said visits to the provinces and regions would "include an emphasis that no member of the ANCYL would disrupt meetings and processes of the ANCYL in preparation for the 24th National Congress".

League elective conferences have in the past been marred by chaotic scenes - from the congress in which Malema was crowned to provincial gatherings in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo.

Shivambu said the NEC would release its documents on nationalisation of the mines, organisational renewal, the constitutional review document and the ANCYL induction manual on Friday.

Other documents would be released in March.

  • Priester - 2011-02-18 21:20

    Now let's see the fights and brawls coming from this one! Anybody will be a huge improvement on that racist Malema.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-02-19 00:22

      I suggest they bolt the chairs to the floor this time. Search all participants for anything that can be used as a weapon and handcuff them to their chairs. That will make it easier to maintain a relative peace during the conference. And off course an added bonus is that they can get used to being handcuffed, this experience prepares them for their further careers.

      jouplesier - 2011-02-19 04:12

      popcorn anyone?

      Kenko - 2011-02-19 10:21

      Hans my man, what are you thinking? I vote for a panga to each member who enters the place.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-02-19 12:31

      @Kenko: LOL man, I would only support this if they let the TV crews in there as well. Man SA could make a killing (pun intended) selling those images to CNN. But seriously, you really want to arm those people? Before you know it they storm out of the building and go on a rampage singing their "struggle" song....

  • Matt - 2011-02-18 21:20

    This is like a bunch of high school drop outs talking about educated topics and trying to act clever. It just doesnt make sense to a normal thinking person. Not to mention the "leader" who failed woodwork and other easy subjects. But if the voters like to be run by uneducated drop outs then it doesn't speak well for them!

      thinker - 2011-02-18 22:40

      @Matt Thats why they recalled Mbeki, to clever for the rest.

  • lldoidge - 2011-02-18 21:35

    Hope they pick a YOUTH leader this time. Not some fat, ugly almost 30 something! The again, if that prick doesn't become leader he would end up in parliament with a portfolio! Grrrrgh, just the thought!!!!

  • Phlegm - 2011-02-18 21:46

    The ANC has such massive support in this country that the only "democracy" really practiced by them seems to be internal elections for their leadership positions. Sadly the most popular candidates appear to be those with the longest rap sheets: JZ - Rape, Fraud Winnie - Murder, fraud etc etc etc

      burtfred - 2011-02-18 22:36

      An allegation of wrongdoing is no proof of guilt. Zuma has never been found guilty in a court of law of rape or of fraud. Winnie was found gulity of fraud, but she has never been judged guilty of murder. She was however found guilty of complicity in a kidnapping. Similarly, the absence of a conviction is not always proof of innocence.

  • leraz/kuyuz - 2011-03-24 12:37

    here we go again, more madness at the conference to come. yhu!!

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